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3 Cheers for Spring Travel!

May. 17, 2018—‘Tis the season for amazing spring travel! It’s been quite busy this spring attending college fairs, speaking engagements, and high schools. Not to mention, we’ve visited some pretty nice places. Thanks to this new phenomenon called, “the selfie” —we have captured some amazing shots, and today on the blog we’d like to share a few...

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Facebook Live Q&A with the Directors of Admissions and Financial Aid

Oct. 18, 2017—“What do you look for in a college essay? “How do outside scholarships affect my financial aid” “How do I know if Early Decision is right for me?” It’s time to get answers to your admissions and financial aid questions! This Friday, October 20, at 4:00 p.m. Central Time, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, John Gaines,...

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Snapchat Takeovers Return!

Oct. 2, 2017—Last year, we started turning over the Vanderbilt Snapchat account to current students on select Tuesdays. These student takeovers return this fall with a bunch of new Commodores taking over to give you a window into their Vanderbilt experiences. Academics, student life, research, clubs and student organizations — these takeovers are a great way to see...

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Why Do I Get So MUCH College Mail?

Sep. 19, 2017—If you are a high school junior or senior, you may be getting lots of mail from colleges and universities. Your mailbox may be bulging with glossy, colorful brochures (like the ones we create here at Vanderbilt), and you may be wondering why…what did you do to receive all of that mail? What does it...

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Welcome to Vanderbilt, #vu2021

Jan. 19, 2017—In December we welcomed the newest members of the Vanderbilt community when we released our Early Decision I results for The Class of 2021. Since then, we’ve been enjoying the excitement they’ve shown on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and other social media. We’ve enjoyed it so much, in fact, that we’ve compiled many of the...

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Student Takeovers on Snapchat

Oct. 17, 2016—There’s a new way to learn about student life at Vanderbilt, and it’s a snap! While Vanderbilt has been on Snapchat for a while, this summer was the start of something new:  student takeovers. On most Tuesdays a different undergraduate student takes control of the Vanderbilt account to bring you a unique story about their...

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Applications Now Available

Aug. 2, 2016—For high school seniors across the country, the college admissions process is about to get real. With applications becoming available, it’s now officially the start of college application season. Seniors, it’s your time to shine. At Vanderbilt we have four ways to apply:  the Coalition Application, Common Application, QuestBridge Application, and the Universal College Application. We...

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Honesty – The Vanderbilt Community Creed

Apr. 15, 2016—Editor’s Note:  The Vanderbilt Community Creed is a statement of shared community values created by VU students. The Creed reflects the principles our community holds dear and serves as inspiration for the intellectual and personal growth Vanderbilt students strive toward. In this series of blog posts, we will explore the Community Creed–not just its lofty...

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#vandygram – Vanderbilt on Instagram

Mar. 5, 2016—Instagram can be a great way to get a closer look at a college during your search or while you’re deciding where to enroll. You can see the campus, learn more about student life, check out athletic events, and find out about student organizations. You can also get a look at the campus through the...

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Welcome to Vanderbilt, #vu2020

Dec. 18, 2015—One week ago, we released Early Decision I results and welcomed the newest Commodores to the Vanderbilt community. Since being admitted, these new ‘Dores have been sharing their excitement across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and the rest of the social media landscape. It’s been so much fun to watch! Check it out for yourself with the embedded slideshow below:...

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Nov. 24, 2015—As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, many in the Vanderbilt community are taking to social media to share the reasons we’re thankful, using #VUthankful. As you can see from the collection of responses at social.vanderbilt.edu, we have a lot to be thankful for! One theme seems particularly strong:  family, friends, classmates, professors, colleagues … we are...

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#AskVU Twitter on Admissions and Financial Aid

Oct. 26, 2015—If you follow @VanderbiltU on twitter (and you definitely should), you may have noticed Vanderbilt experts periodically taking over the account to answer incoming tweets tagged #AskVU. These experts have included distinguished VU scholars such political scientist John Geer (on the Nashville mayoral race) and researcher Marybeth Shinn (on affordable housing and homelessness). Recently Director...

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